Construction students tooled up for success

Construction students from Telford College have been rewarded for their excellent attendance.

Everyone with an attendance record of 95% or above for the autumn term was presented with tools donated by TilGear, and a certificate of recognition.

A total of 28 construction students received awards – each student received a screwdriver set and tape measure.

Chair of the college corporation, Paul Hinkins, joined deputy principal Janet Stephens and assistant principal Rachael Wilson to hand out the prizes.

Level two construction student Kizzi Taylor, one of the learners to be recognised, said: “My course is interesting and fun, and the tutors are attentive and consistent.

“I’ve enjoyed the painting and decorating modules the most. I hope to progress into construction health and safety as a career, and this course is teaching me the knowledge and skills I need to progress in the right direction.”

Graham Guest, Telford College’s principal and chief executive, said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to the team at TilGear who donated the tools.

“We greatly value our industry links – it is a major boost for students when they are able to work closely with nationwide employers.

Alex James, apprentice at Pax Fire and Security | Telford College
Alex James, apprentice at Pax Fire and Security | Telford College

“We are delighted to be able to reward students for achieving this excellent level of attendance, and showing such commitment to their chosen programme of study.”

Bill Tilbrook, sales manager at TilGear, added: “We have been supporting colleges for years, and view training and apprenticeships as essential to the future.

“Vocational skills form a key part of the UK economy, and the dedication of the staff at these facilities provide the potential.”

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